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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Karen
dc.contributor.advisorSpencer, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Rueda, Ana Sol
dc.coverage.spatialv, 272, [10] p.en_US
dc.description.abstractSince 2010, the discussion about the relation between curating and education has revolved around Paul O’Neill and Mick Wilson’s proposition of the ‘educational turn’. This term mainly refers to the shift from the peripheral, supportive part of educational activities in relation to exhibitions, to their increased centrality within contemporary curatorial practice. While expressly educational initiatives have received plenty of attention, this thesis concentrates on the inherent pedagogies of the contemporary art exhibition space. The research draws attention to this aspect, particularly regarding critical curatorial approaches that seek to contest prevailing neoliberal educational and cultural policy across Europe. The thesis contributes to exhibition histories in its examination of four chapter-long case studies that were selected on the basis that they propose other modes of spectatorship to the prevalent model of entertained consumption. It also makes a contribution to curatorial studies by delving into distinct critical approaches and integrating interviews conducted with the curators in each case. Most importantly, this study presents the potential of educational theory to both examine and rethink the positions and relations exhibitions organise between institutions, curators, artworks, and the public. Specifically, I put forward the potential contribution of posthumanist, feminist materialist, and decolonial pedagogies to current curatorial practice. These particular methods are supportive of the challenge to Western, modern epistemology set out across the chapters through boundary crossings such as aesthetic experience/discourse, mind/ body, artwork/viewer, the self/the other. I argue that, as curators, we need to unlearn the established —but largely unacknowledged— educational conventions of the field, explore other ways of learning, and set about unschooling contemporary art exhibitions.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectExhibition makingen_US
dc.subjectContemporary arten_US
dc.subjectPosthumanist pedagogyen_US
dc.subjectFeminist materialist pedagogyen_US
dc.subjectDecolonial pedagogyen_US
dc.subjectUnschooling exhibitionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshArt--Exhibitions--Educational aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshArt museums--Educational aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshArt museums--Curatorshipen
dc.titleInherent pedagogies : critical approaches to exhibition making in the 2000sen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorConsejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT) (Mexico)en_US
dc.contributor.sponsorFundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneoen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Electronic copy restricted until 15th February 2024en

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